A free spirited self taught artist inspired by the power of colors in nature that's experienced in her daily life and through out her travel. she examines the world around her extracting a poetic beauty from her observation. Her work is intuitive and compassionate, as she aim to capture the unexpected beauty , colours and energy from the world around her creating harmony between abstraction and realism. . Her work ranges from abstracted landscape and cityscapes to contemporary art, they are based on an emotional reaction to a natural setting urban or rural rather then a specific depiction of a place. She works primarily in oil , acrylic and Mixed Media alternating layers of gesso, ink , moulding paste adding, scrapping and subtracting , creating a balance that allows for the discovery and the evolution of the painting. "I start my painting with a clear idea of colours and a concept recalling a variety of visual images I have stored in my memory from near and far , but the rest of the work progresses and develop during the process of mixing and layering colors feeling that if the concept is too defined before starting the work my painting becomes too controlled ". "I esentially give myself the freedom of creating an idea without limitations until a connection is made, you can call it an intuition that direct the composition of my painting . For me painting becomes a spiritual journey and the mystery evolves and the excitement intensifies by the awareness that the outcome is never known". Her love of life and colors are reflected in her paintings and will leave you with a sense of tranquility , good energy and happiness . "I look forward to Sharing my passion and reflections of life on canvas with you". Manal Sherif.
AWARDS: Special Merit Award in Painting Category in Seascapes' painting Competition. Light space & Time Art Gallery Aug 2014.
Special Recognition Award in painting category in SeaScapes art Exhibtion . Light Space & Time art Gallery Aug 2014
Recipient of Special Recognition Award in painting category in Cityscapes art competition . Light Space & Time Art Gallery February 2014.
Recipient of Special Recognition Award in painting Category at the International open art competition, Light Space& Time Art Gallery October 2013.
Recipient of Special Recognition Award in Painting category at the International Botanicals Competition, Light Space& Time Art Gallery. July 2013. Recipient of Special Recognition Award in painting category at the International Landscapes Competition , Light Space &Time Art Gallery August 2013.